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Nature Deficit Disorder

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Numerous studies have shown that spending time in nature can lead to mental and physical health benefits.


In a randomized control trial, N๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ A๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ R๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป (๐—ก๐—”๐—ฅ) ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜-๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—ฆ๐——)**



Unfortunately, with declining green spaces in our cities and increasing times spent in front of screens, our interaction with our natural environment is slowly reaching an all-time low.


Nature deficit disorder or NDD, a condition that doesnโ€™t have an ICD-10 code yet, but it is certainly one that requires a lot of emphasis these days.


So moral of the story, get outdoors!


Whether it is going for a hike or relaxing on a beach, prescribe yourself some time with nature!

Until next time,

Shiven Chaudhry, MD ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ




**Gelkopf, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Bikman, M., & Kravetz, S. (2013). Nature adventure rehabilitation for combat-related posttraumatic chronic stress disorder: A randomized control trial. Psychiatry research, 209(3), 485-493.

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